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News from UQ marketing and communications

University of Queensland
22 May 2014

New Drupal CMS launched

Do you know of a great graduations story?

OMC's Communications team is currently planning media activity for July Graduations. We would like to hear from members of The Network who have newsworthy story ideas regarding the latest cohort of UQ graduates.

We are interested in story ideas covering (but not limited to) the following angles:

  • High achieving graduates at a national or international level
  • A student with an inspirational tale
  • A celebrity
  • Family members graduating together
  • Graduates seeking a different or interesting career path.

Selected stories will be uploaded onto UQ News Online and distributed to targeted media outlets. This is an excellent opportunity to promote the important achievements of graduating UQ students and highlight your Faculty, School or Institute.

Please send suggestions, contact details and/or pre-drafted articles to Kate Bishop or communications@uq.edu.au for consideration.

Changes to filming request procedures

We’ve made it easier and quicker for you to organise external filming approvals at UQ campuses by streamlining the process and reducing the number of forms to fill out.

If you have any requests to film on campus, forward these to Carolyn Varley, Corporate Relations Manager, OMC. Relevant approvals and documentation will then be organised for the filming to take place.

Non-controversial news, current affairs and documentary requests can be given verbal approval at relatively short notice and the Comms team already has current Public Liability Insurance Certificates on file for many major media outlets.

For more information on filming on campus please click here or contact Carolyn on 3365 1120 or c.varley@uq.edu.au

Contact Autumn 2014 apps out now

The latest issue of Contact magazine is available to download as a free app for iPad and Android tablets. The Contact app offers exclusive content and videos to create a unique user experience.

Don't forget to visit the UQ Contact website, featuring highlights from the magazine, as well as a donor honour roll and links to the other UQ alumni publications.

If you would like to order copies or boxes of the magazine, or promote Contact through your communication channels, please contact the Corporate Publications team at publications@uq.edu.au.  

Careers that Shape the World wrap-up

Thanks to members of The Network who helped deliver a successful Careers that Shape the World event, which was held on Wednesday 23 April at the St Lucia campus. The event attracted 1315 high school students from 77 schools (41 per cent from Year 11 and 59 per cent from Year 12). Students were able to select from a range of career-focused information sessions presented by Faculty staff, students and industry partners. 

High schools from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Logan, Toowoomba and surrounding areas were represented, including schools involved in the UQ Young Achievers program and Widening Tertiary Participation program.

If you have any questions about this year’s event, contact Jessica Hannant on ext. 51535.

To get your ideas across, use small words, big ideas and short sentences – John Henry Patterson


India Immersion

Events & Training

Healthy and secure online habits – lunchbox session 27 May 2014, 12.30pm–1.30pm, Learn Innov Bldg#17, Rm202

Microsoft Word – intermediate: templates and mail merge 
28 May 2014, 9.30am–11.30am, E-Zone 1, Duhig Bldg

Microsoft Excel – basics: intro to spreadsheets 16 June 2014, 9.30am–11.30am, E-Zone 1, Duhig Bldg

The 4th Annual National Higher Education Communication Officers' Conference 2014, 17–19 June 2014, Liquid Learning

Network News

New staff appointments

Read details here.


Industry news

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OMC welcomes your feedback on The Network. Send your comments or suggestions to publications@uq.edu.au. Please send through any stories or ideas by the second Thursday of every month.


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